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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 20, 2011 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-03-24.sbd.bertha-ashley.25508.sbeok.shnf

Bertha, Beat It On Down The Line, Don't Ease Me In, The Race is On, Cumberland Blues, Box Of Rain, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, Wave That Flag, El Paso, Here Comes Sunshine, Me And Bobby McGee, Loser, Playin' In The Band Promised Land, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Big River, Stella Blue, Me & My Uncle, He's Gone-> Truckin'-> Spanish Jam-> Jam-> Dark Star-> Sing Me Back Home-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Johnny B. Goode

Been listening to this one in anticipation of its anniversary this week and I don't think i will be able to write anything on its TDIH as i will be heading to London for a few days. This show has all the elements of a classic '73 concert with first set tunes like Wave That Flag, HCS and a jamming PITB closer. However the second set is a bit unique with an amazing sequence that starts with He's Gone. A great version of the song that leads into a rocking version of Truckin'. Jerry's playing seems a bit more aggressive during this version and this spills into the 20 plus minute jam that follows and what a jam it is. It has all the elements of a great GD jam. It starts off with lots of jazzy improv that sounds more like what one might expect coming out of Eyes than Truckin' including Phil taking the lead like he does in some of my favorite Eyes from '74. However Phil and Jerry hit on a theme that is not very '74 at all, in fact it sounds much more '77 to me. They start playing something that sounds an awful lot like the transition jam between Eyes and Dancin' during that highly over-rated piece of crap show from 2-26-77!! The jam eventually morphs into a Spanish Jam and there is a little spacey jamming as well to top it off before we get to Dark Star. Although this is definitely one of the shortest Dark Stars ever at under 4 min before Jerry turns to Sing Me Back Home. Regardless of whether this was planned or they decided they had jammed enough for the night and aborted out the Dark Star it makes for a very unique show and one of the coolest jam sequences out there.

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Poster: adks12020 Date: Mar 21, 2011 5:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

this has been one of my favorite shows for years!! thank you for reminding me about it. It fell out of my rotation for a bit. Looks like I know what I'm listening to during work today.

ps. great Herecomes Sunshine in this one too.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 21, 2011 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

I'm in :)
The Cumberland Blues is already cheering me up.

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Mar 21, 2011 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

Jam = Philicious

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 21, 2011 7:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

Remember: I need pics of the Scot, drinking something Irish if possible, and make sure the girl looks 14.

Have fun!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 21, 2011 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

14?

Does she have to shave?

(Face, perverts, the face)

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Poster: Jim F Date: Mar 21, 2011 12:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

The jam from this one is one of my favorite jams of all time, let alone 1973. Easily in my top 3 for the year. I'm sure if someone kept track, they'd probably find this to be my personal most-listened to show from 73. Definitely deserves it's own thread and spotlight as a reminder. I could say a lot about this one, but enough's been said, and it's best to just let the music speak for itself anyway, my mere words couldn't do it justice.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Mar 21, 2011 6:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

elbow1126: thank you for the enthusiastic recommendation ---
as always, make the best of your trip....

--- AshesRising

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 21, 2011 6:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

Thanks Ashes,

It will be hard to top last year when i took the family along and had the opportunity to watch my kids soak up the sights and sounds. However this year i am hoping to meet one of our fellow forumites from across the pond.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Mar 21, 2011 4:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

hmmm, except for a handful of '69 dark stars i've been away from the GD for quite a spell, but your come-hither write-up has peaked my interest, oh evel one

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Mar 20, 2011 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

Thanks so much! How I've missed this show escapes me, but it won't after tomorrow...

Happy Trails, no trials to bring you back home, lb

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Poster: Jim F Date: Mar 21, 2011 12:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

You won't be sorry after tomorrow...if anything, you'll be sorry that this show had eluded you for so long. You're in for a treat...the Spanish Jam is so unique and in my opinion is easily on par with the best GD telepathic jams out there, such as 2/18/71's Beautiful Jam.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 21, 2011 6:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

Thanks for the recommendation, and thanks also for saying this, which I totally agree with!:

However Phil and Jerry hit on a theme that is not very '74 at all, in fact it sounds much more '77 to me. They start playing something that sounds an awful lot like the transition jam between Eyes and Dancin' during that highly over-rated piece of crap show from 2-26-77!!

I've long said that 2-26-77 is waaaayyy overrated*, and it's nice to find agreement.

*I think it gets its 'legendary' status solely b/c so many songs from "Terrapin" are debuted there, inc. the Terrapin opener. But if you listen critically, the songs are sloppy**, lyrics are blown, and there's a noticeable lack of inspired jamming anywhere in the show, w/the exception of the Eyes>Dancin' transition jam mentioned.

** Not surprising, given their new status.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 21, 2011 7:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

Don't hold back now, tell us how you really feel.


Honestly, even though I may not go quite so far as to use the term "crap", your overall review is spot on (to me at least).

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 21, 2011 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

Actually i was being sarcastic based on the way people talk about this show being over-rated. I agree that much of the hype is related to the new tunes but to me those are not the highlights of the show. I think the Eyes>Dancin' is amazing, the HSF is imo very well played and enjoyable, the Sugaree is one of my favorites and i was happy to see Sugaree freak, DHM, include it in his list of best of the year in a year chock full of great Sugaree's.

I don't really understand the concept of a show being over-rated anyways. Is there some sort of gold standard that has been set for show ratings and i that standard this show is too high? Even Cliff who loves to call this show over-rated, puts it in his Top 10 for '77! Is this show as good as your beloved 10-29-77? Imo no, however I would definitely recommend it to someone if they were looking for a show from that era to listen to. So for me i like and would tell others to listen to it, so whether it is over-rated or under-rated is irrelevant.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 28, 2011 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

fair enuff...I guess i just got sick of it being a "top 10 for '77" when I think there are enough shows in May alone that crack the top 10 and blow 2/26 outta the water.

hey, that's why they have horse races ;-)

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Mar 21, 2011 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TWIH - 21 min of jam before Dark Star

oh how i have loved this one forever it seems. they are sooooo dialed in during Spanish Jam, one of the best ever.

another argument for winter '73 being almost (but maybe not quite) as good as fall. haha, well, technically this is spring, but you get what i mean...